With recent US Supreme Court rulings, condemnation has taken on a new meaning for acquisition of property by governmental agencies. Evaluation of the "fair market value" or the property being taken is complex and requires several expert specialties. Engineers are now being utilized to assist the attorney of record, real estate expert, and others involved in a condemnation process. Engineers are used in a variety of ways to determine if the property was in compliance with appropriate codes and permits before the taking and if a portion of the property will be remaining, what impacts, permits, construction cost estimates, etc. will be required to make the remaining property useful after the taking has been made.
Engineering Forensics Group, Inc. (EFG) has many years of experience in all varieties of condemnation matters involving small and very large takings. Our team of engineers and technicians are experienced in hundreds of condemnation cases working with the owners of the property as well as the condemning authority. EFG has working relationships with numerous experts which may be required to assist both the legal team and EFG when special engineering, construction, architectural, and other expertise is required.
EFG works as a member of the condemnation team to resolve the taking without the need of a trial. Most cases EFG has been engaged to evaluate typically is resolved without having to go to trial.
More information about our qualifications and how EFG can be of assistance in your condemnation matter, please call our home office at (865) 281-0068.
2908-J Tazewell Pike, Knoxville TN 37918 - Phone: 865-281-0068 - Fax: 865-281-0022 - www.efgforensics.com